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River Gaunless, Bishop Auckland

We are investing up to £9 million to improve Butterknowle, Cockfield and Ramshaw sewage treatment works. Starting in December 2018 and likely to continue to December 2019. These works will improve the quality of the water in the River Gaunless and will not involve any disruption to the wastewater service in the area. We would really like to hear any comments or questions you may have get in touch using the 'Contact us' button at the top of the page or leave a comment below. Dean Thompson NWL project manager

Project updates

Update by Brian Hall

Good afternoon

 

We have visited all three sites on the Gaunless with  Northumbrian Waters Project engineer today to review progress. It is proving to be a challenge at present closing down the civil engineering work such as concreting and groundwork due to the constant rain but we are getting there. Electrical installation has progressed really well and we have been able to  commission some of the new units to maintain our programme schedule. We will have our first delivery of chemicals on Monday at Cockfield, this will allow us to start closing down the projects and bringing down the phosphorus levels in the disharge water to meet the new Environment Agency standard. We will give you an update on how results are turning out over the next few weeks.

Have a great weekend.

Martin

 

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Update by Brian Hall

Hello everyone

We are busy putting spoil back to cover our recent working areas. If weather is good to us we will grass seed this year. If not it will be late spring next year.

In the meantime can you please take care passing the 3 sewage works at Cockfield, Butterknowle and Ramshaw as we will have a small number of  wagons coming in and out removing spoil at various times over the next few weeks.

As the weather has now turned we apologise in advance if any mud is spread in areas. We will do our best to keep on top of this.

Thanks

Martin

 

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Update by Brian Hall

Hello everyone

Good to see the early morning sun rises again. Can't believe we have been on site 10 months now. Made really good progress this week. The chemical off load area at Ramshaw has just been poured ahead of the chemical dosing delivery's in a few weeks' time. Footpaths to areas are starting to take good shape. All our contractors are working really well together to keep the schedule going. Please take care when driving near the Sewage works as we still have quite a bit of traffic leaving the sites at times.

Enjoy your weekend.

 

Thanks

 

Martin

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Update by Brian Hall

Hello everyone

We have had a busy period over the last few weeks keeping everything in check to maintain the programme. The good news is that we are still on track to complete on time. Our civils department are really busy starting to close down areas. Installing footpaths and starting to put the landscaping back. Our Electrical contractor are now starting to make areas live to allow our Commissioning engineers to start bringing things on line. I will upload some new photos showing the progress over the next few weeks. Enjoy your weekend.

Martin

 

 

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Update by Brian Hall

Hi

Just to give you an update on progress. We are still on programme to be completed in November. Our commissioning engineer is on site full time now and busy preparing plans ahead to allow the team to start bringing items of the new kit on line. Our civils contractor are still working hard to start completing areas to avoid delaying the trades ahead.

Thanks for the legacy suggestions that have been coming through since the update letter was sent out. We will let you know soon what our plans are going to be over the next few weeks.

Have a great weekend

Martin

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Update by Brian Hall

Hi everyone

We have successfully installed the mechanical building and power panel this week at Ramshaw. That’s the last of the big delivery’s for Ramshaw.

At Butterknowle next week we have a similar delivery due. I am confident it will not disrupt things too much however please be careful when driving past on Wednesday.

We are now in the final stages of the civils install at Cockfield. Commissioning is about to start there.

All are doing a great job to ensure we are still on programme.

Enjoy the weekend.

Martin

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Update by Martin Curtis-Haigh

Hi

On Tuesday 25th June we have a crane and delivery wagon accessing the Sewage works at Ramshaw to install the new electrical building. We would really appreciate your help to keep the main road clear on this day to avoid any access issues. We will be avoiding school drop off and colllection times on this day. 

We are still making very good progress at Cockfield and Butterknowle  

Many Thanks 

Martin

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Update by Brian Hall

HI everyone

We are 80% way through the civil engineering part of the build. Cockfield is almost ready to accept the new inlet works. Chemical dosing installation has commenced at Ramshaw and is all going well. At Butterknowle we have been busy getting the foundation ready for the electric kiosk. Please take care when driving near the sites as we still have on going delivery's. Enjoy the weekend.

Martin

 

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Update by Brian Hall

Hi

 

Construction activities are now at the peak on the 3 sites and the teams are doing a fantastic job !

At Ramshaw and Butterknowle we are busy completing the new storm tanks and electrical building foundations. Duct work at Cockfield is nearly complete to allow the electrical experts to follow on.

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend. Hope it stays dry !!

 

Thanks

 

Martin

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Update by Brian Hall

Considering the rain we have had this week we have still managed to push on. All went well getting the heavy plant into Butterknowle Sewage Treatment Works.  Fencing is now back in place and reinstated.

We are constructing the new storm tanks at both Ramshaw and Butterknowle. In addition we are getting ready for the electrical equipment and kiosk to arrive at Cockfield.

A few photos attached showing this weeks progress.

Enjoy your weekend.

Thanks

Martin

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